The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution condemning the new reality television show “The Shahs of Sunset” for perpetuating negative stereotypes about Iranian-Americans, Weho Daily reports.
The show, which is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, airs on the Bravo Network, a subsidiary of NBC Universal.
“The show depicts negative stereotypes of the Iranian-American community,” said West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman. “Negative stereotypes disseminated about any group should raise concern as this can lead to discrimination and, in extreme cases, even violence,” continued Councilmember Heilman.
Feelings in the Persian-American community are mixed.